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're getting out of the house, though. >> we'll be right back with more "worewsn medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover r can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and edicare guide., if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you hoose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are o networks and no.referrals needed. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare .supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... how ou ould start saving. >>> welcome back. it must be one of the most enduring images from the aftermath of haiti's catastrophic earthquake. that little boy raising his arms after
social security and medicare and medicaid, probably the two main things basically bleeding us dry. but basically it is suicide to talk about those two. so we are going to have to go with, i guess, the spending cuts that he suggested. that is basically all i have to say. host: little rock, arkansas. paul on the republican line. caller: the morning, greta. i would like the president to talk about jobs and the economy. and during the campaign he promised to save millions of jobs. also promised to create millions of dollars. since he has been president he has created a huge deficit, sent $100 million to haiti, and there are many people right here in america who are unemployed, people who need jobs, and i feel that he should concentrate on taking care of the american people first. host: that is the headline in "the wall street journal" and "the new york times." it says -- host: new york city, luis, independent line. the trustee secretary will be testifying about what he knew about aig and that will be at 10:00 a.m. eastern time live on c-span3. also testifying as former treasury secret
't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> right now on msnbc, certain shock. that is what national security adviser jim jones says americans will be feeling today when the white h
medicare advantage, and they were referring to that because the bills in the house and senate contain massive cuts. if people that have medicare advantage and the innovative program available to millions of seniors through medicare -- that goes away. also, this business of creating massive new government-run health insurance exchanges and allowing businesses to not offer health insurance to their employees if they just pay and 8% tax to the federal government is going to create an incentive for you are going to see, by some estimates, maybe a hundred million americans could lose the health insurance they currently have with their employer. it is not because the government would make the employer dropped their health insurance regan -- health insurance. i think our remember the president's saying nothing in this bill will make you give up the insurance you have through your employer. i would say respectfully, it is awfully hard to keep the health insurance you have at your place of employment if your employer cancels it, and in this tough economy -- it is tough all over in this country
't include homeland security medicare, and it's a very controversial proposal, as you can imagine. it doesn't deal with the big entitlement programs like medicare or medicaid, those types of things, but there are all kinds of folks saying this is not a good idea. republicans, democrats, and even some economists. we heard from the former labor secretary, and he said this is not a good idea and this is how he sees it. >> the government, under the circumstances that we face is the purchaser under the last resort. businesses are not investing very much. they don't want to invest if there are not consumers out there, so the government is going to spend. this is something people have difficulty understanding. >> reporter: he is saying in the short term the government should be spending money and not freezing the money. republicans, there are some republicans that weighed in and said the spending freeze does not deal with the major programs, social security and medicaid, those types of things, and the democrats are saying we are worried about our programs, health care or education, and we don't wa
, a spending freeze on everything from social security and medicare and medicaid. and fiscal commission, it would be a weaker version what just got defeated in the senate. he mixed it up with republicans over the economy in baltimore. at one point he complained the question was be a example of how hard it was to have a bipartisan conversation. he is another take on the meeting. >> i said i haven't been an obstructionist. you haven't been the one that has been following through. but that is the dialogue we need. if we get the house democrats to come in, we would have a lot of progress. >> former president george h.w. bush and his son jeb paid a call in the office. mr. bush was in town for a meeting. >> julie: caroline, thank you very much. >> gregg: house speaker nancy pelosi insisting this week the push for health care reform is alive and well. she she is saying that the house will implement several strategies to get a reform bill passed whether that works or not. what does it mean for the political landscape in the upcoming midterm elections. by ron york, chief correspondent for the wa
improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm dan weston. we're experts at getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> and hello, everyone. i'm cnn meteorologist karen maginnis. still watching that snowstorm that traveled all the way from the panhandle of texas to oklahoma, knocking power out there to more than 160,000 people. that was as of friday evening. now it's moved on towards the mid-atlantic, and we'll expect the heaviest snowfall across much of virginia, but we can't forget the folks down here from c
the country. so whether you work for yourself, you're employed, retired, or medicare-eligible, call now for free information. and get what you need to make health care decisions... that work for you. you don't even have to be an aarp member to call. all you have to do is be yourself. and, if you have any questions about medicare, call today and get your free copy of "medicare made clear," by unitedhealth educational publishing group. it will help you better understand all your choices. so don't wait. call today for your free guide. so, what do you think? preferred package. good choice. only meineke lets you choose your service, choose your savings. like an oil change for just $19.95. meineke. >>> we want to get back to our breaking news story. yeah, i suppose at this point it is a developing story that we're closely following and we're talking about the port in morehead city, north carolina, being evacuated now. nine containers of a highly explosive material, you're totally familiar with it at this point, petn, those containers accidentally punctured. the mayor is on the phone with us.
senator ben nelson? apparently he is asking for money for his state that would be used for medicare and he's asking not to take it anymore? guest: this was done essentially to get senator nelson's vote. it was to expand federal funding for medicare in nebraska. some said great, but what about our state? senator nelson took a lot of heat for this. he's a conservative leaning democrat in a strongly republican state. he's gone around the state and done all kinds of ads to explain his position, and finally he said to senator reed, let's take this off the table. he said let's give it to all states or take it out entirely. host: wlats going on in massachusetts -- with what's going on in massachusetts, how long until he could be sworn into the senate? guest: this is a matter of contention. you haveçó democratic-leaning officials in massachusetts saying it may take two weeks to officially process the win. thers÷ tradition in the senate it is not disputed, you get that person in there as quickly as possible. i can bet republicans would be crying foul if democrats tried to string this out and lea
-span. finally, i believe the way out of this health-care mess is to open up medicare, certainly to page 55, and allow the medicare to cherry pick help the citizens such as myself. i pay $7,000 out of pocket every year. i've only used $700 in health insurance. there would be left over profit that could go to medicare. the must be millions who would not use their health care if medicare would open. we don't have to be in the shark tank with private insurers who would deny claims. host: and then they'll, virginia. on the democrats' line. caller: good morning. i think this is pathetic that c- span is sending letters out. i did not ever remember when c- span ever sent a letter during the bush administration. obama said that, yes. he said from the white house. i remember john mccain, both parties, and all -- every other health institution was there to discuss what was going on. if you see the level of people calling, the intellectualism has drastically dropped. the guests invited over at c- span and his supporters and the people who comment always spew their venomous about partisan shship which
wanted system in which seniors don't have these huge gaps in their medicare prescription drug coverage. [applause] and where medicare itself is on a sounder financial footing. those are the things that we are fighting for. and i am not going to stop on them because it is the right thing to do and by the way, if you are serious about reducing our deficit and debt coming cannot accomplish it without reforming our health care system because that is what is gobbling up more federal dollars than anything else. i don't understand folks that say they don't want to see government spending under control and then are fighting controls at the congressional budget office says would cut a trillion dollars off our deficit over the next two decades. [applause] those aren't my numbers. now, we are never going to stop fighting to cut waste and abuse in washington. we do have to reign in death of his-- deficits that been accumulating. families across the country are tightening their belts and making tough decisions. it is time for the federal government to do the same and that is why i propose specific
consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> rick santelli here. welcome back to "squawk." we have december ism number and it's going to be important. what is it? it is 55.9 on headline, 61.5 on prices paid. now keep in mind if my memory
cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> markets going to start 2010 on an upnote, futures 60 points above fair value. when we come back, what would the new year be without a joinlt s
mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm dan weston. we're experts at getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> a quick look at top stories we're following. osama bin laden threatening new attacks on the u.s. in an audiotape he claims responsibility for the christmas day plot to bring down a u.s. jetliner a senior administration official says bin laden wants to pear to be in control. >> the white house working the phones to make sure ben bernanke gets confirmed. robert gibbs says a second term is needed to ensure st
monstrosity that took a half billion out of medicare, raised taxes a half billion dollars and raised insurance premiums for everybody is dead. we need to start over as we've been advocating for sometime and go step-by-step and fix the problem. which is cost. >> greta: that's what you want to do. is that going to happen? you think the democratic members of the senate are still going to proceed with the existing bill minus adjustments? >> as long as they try to restructure 1/6 of the economy cutting medicare, raising taxes and premiums i don't think it is going anywhere. leadership marks them out, right off the cliff politically trying to get them to pass a bill the people hated. i don't think they are going to have a stomach for that one more time. >> greta: do you think with the election of senator electric brown, have you seen any sort of changes one the democratic senators here or too early to tell? >> i think the attitude is they would like for this issue to go away for a while democratic senators many would like for this issue to go away for a while. >> greta: how about harry reid? >> i th
spending, medicare and social security are not affected by the freeze. >>> the man accused of killing four members of his family on thanksgiving day will ab rained in a florida court. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. >>> and tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights sit-in. four african-american college students demanded service at a segregated lunch counter in greensboro, north carolina. that store with the lunch counter still in place opens tomorrow as the centerpiece of the international civil rights center and museum. >>> michael jackson's children will step into the spotlight sat the grammy awards tonight. the pop star's two eldest kids prince michael and paris will appear on stage during a tribute to their father. it will be their first public appearance since their father's memorial last summer. grammy organizers say they are going all out to honor jackson. >> it's going to be wonderful. i just came from the rehearsal for it. it is absolutely amazing and totally befitting what the grammys does. i think we do it better than anybody else. this is something g
to reform health care without shifting medicaid cost to the states and cutting medicare and raising taxes. we'll do that by implement common sense reforms. letting bying health care . ending 45 lows lawsuits of hospitals that drive up health cost. our solutions are not thousand page bills that no one read after being crafted behind closed doors with special interests. our proposals are available on solutions.gov.gov . we welcome your ideas on fates book and twitter. all americans agree that this nation must become more energy independent and secure. we are blessed here in america with vast natural resources and we must use them all. advances in technology can unleash more gnarl gas and nuclear wind and coal and alternative energy that lower utility bills. here in virginia we have the opportunity to be the first state on the east coast to explore and oil and natural explore and oil and natural gas off shore. you this administration policies are delaying off shore production and hindering nuclear expansion and seeking to impose job and cap and trade energy taxings. now is the time to adopt
a liar. check five. a look into the future. the mayo clinic says it will stop accepting medicare patients because the government reimburse smt too low. cuts are a hall mark of the new health care legislation this, is just the beginning if you care. 3,000 arizonains do care. they'll not be treated any longer at the clinic if they file under medicare. check six. good news from iraq. no american troops killed there in december. in combat. three died from noncombat causes. so far, 44 mun -- 4400 americans military members died in iraq. 32,000 americans have been wounded. 110,000 american troops remain in iraq. check seven, university of florida defeated north carolina state in basketball sunday. sheer how it went down. down. >> he's going to come from probably half court. missed the 3 three. now the three. he >> did it, florida gators won the game! >> i can do that. and finally check eight. 29-year-old nicholas nunley tried to steal a coca-cola machine. police polled him and photographed him with a dash cam. chasing the guy five miles and pulled him over and tasered him. charge of theft and v
obama a liar. check 5, a look into the future. the mayo clinic in arizona will stop accepting medicare clinics because the government reimbursement is too low. they're ha hallmark of the new health care legislation. so this is just the beginning if you care. 3,000 arizonans do care because they will not be treated any longer at the clinic if they file under medicare. check 6, good news from iraq. no american troops killed there in december. in combat. three died from noncombat causes. so far about 4400 americans, military members, have died in iraq. about 3500 in combat. 32,000 americans have been wounded. currently 110,000 american troops do remain in iraq. check 7, the university of florida defeated north carolina state in basketball on sunday and here is how it went down. >> he's going to come from probably half court. missed the 3 three. now the three. he got it! the gators won the game! what a job! >> i could do that. finally, check 8, 29-year-old nicholas nunly tried to steal a coca-cola machine in tennessee recently. it did not work well. police followed him and photographed him
spending. that means medicare, medicaid, social security, especially as the baby boom population retires. those numbers are will go right on you. this commission idea was intended to get at those entitlements and to get at the tax revenue to help close that gap of one third. and in order to be effective, it needed teeth. what the congress did today was to take the teeth out of it. that is not only a setback here, but will cause a lot of our foreign creditors to question are we going to pay our bills, or will we be forced to start raising interest rates? that would be very dangerous indeed. >> yeah, because the only other option is to raise taxes. there's not a great appetite to do that. if you're not going after the social security, medicare, medicaid or defense spending, which is sort of eliminated, that's where most of the money is. >> that's what willie sutton would say. he would have to go after entitlements, because that's where the money is, and that's why you rob banks, as he said, that's where the money was. i must tell you, on the eve of the president's state of the union addres
. we do not need what is being pushed in washington on massachusetts, spending $500 million on medicare? we know we need to reform and that is something we're going to be doing very shortly. to think that we need of one size fits all plan from congress, coming down here and hurting what we have? that is one of the differences between martha coakley and i. at a time when we just do not needed. i would propose going and allowing states to do this individually with the government incentivizing it. we can export what we have done and show them how to do it. i am looking forward to be the party -- the 41st vote and get that plan back to the drawing board. >> thank you for hosting us here this evening. i would be proud to be the 60th vote to make sure that we need health care reform that was so badly need. we have taken the lead here in massachusetts, and now we are attacking the cost to provide competition and transparency to bring the costs down. we spent $2.60 trillion on health care in this country. we do not get our money. we do not have transparent terry -- transparency in competition.
including pentagon spending, medicare and social security are not affected by the freeze. >>> the man accused of killing four members of his family on thanksgiving day will be arraigned in a federal court. tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights sit-in. four african-american college students demanded service at a segregated lunch counter in greensboro, north carolina. that store with the launch counter still in place opens tomorrow as the centerpiece of the international civil rights center and museum. >>> getting around the sunshine state could soon be easier and faster. florida is getting more than $1 billion in stimulus money to build a high-speed rail system. president obama made that announcement to a cheering crowd at the university of tampa this week. the first phase will link downtown tampa to the orlando airport. it's expected to be finished within 4 1/2 years. eventually, the line is expected to be extended to miami. >>> a bald eagle named harley is back in the wild and flying free. >> it is rewarding today to watch him fly off. did you see that? that was
that medicare does not go bankrupt and there's a way to charge people 5.25% and up, allow us to buy into medicare and pay the full premium. there's a lot of healthy people to pay into medicare and it would counter balance all the older people using medicare and gove)nment insurance, health insurance funds. harry reed let us down on the healthcare reform and there's way - europeans have a gas tax to pay for healthcare. we use 84 million barrels of oil in this country a day. we could pay for healthcare by putting a dollar a tax on gasoline and harry reed let us down by not walking the walk. count less hours on that issue as well. app)eciate your comments on senator reid. roy, republican line. you're on c-span. good morning. caller: i love my country and all it's people so much. i'm so tired of groups being pitted against each other. this is simple when you think about it. the people who support god given free will verses those that don't and you call in and they tell you what you should and shouldn't talk about. that makes my point right there. sir, you can talk about anything you wa
at the end, how do you make up the cuts for the medicare, how do you bring in the revenue to make sure this is budget-neutral? >> well, that is the whole issue, bill. this is supposed to bring in $150 billion, this health insurance tax, the caddy tax, is supposed to bring in $115 billion in ten years, if you bring in less money than that, where do you get, where do you make up the shortfall, where do you make it up elsewhere? the possibility, or the unions want is that you tax the rich, a 5 percent surtax on people, couples making a million dollars a year or more, that's included in the house version. that's what the unions want. bill: stu, thank you for that, nice of you to size it up and you look great this morning coming in your rolls royce. >> thank you. bill: a great parking lot, too. >> it's a bentley! martha: he's a great parallel parker. also on the health care overhaul this morning, check out these new polls that show opinions about the legislation is hitting new lows in this country. look at these numbers, the radson report from last week asked likely voters will the quality
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medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> all right. from new york and, of course, to one of the largest haitian communities in this country. i'm talking about miami. little haiti there. a number of people are trying desperately to find out about their loved ones in haiti as a result of this 7.0 magnitude quake yesterday. our john zarella is there in miami. he's been reaching out to a number of people. there are a lot of resources in place, in miami, in little haiti, to make sure that the haitian community stays connected wi
, for example, put in place medicare and medicaid, but i think it's more like, to my mind, covering the seniors, you know, seniors are no longer the poorest americans, young people are now, kids, but there was a day in american hive when seniors, especially older women really were in needs of protection, a social safety net. we saw some of that with social security and don't forget it covers widows, orphans and that kind of thing and then with medicare, again, to pick up the idea that the elderly should not be struggling for healthcare coverage, and now, i think the extension would be to make sure that all americans have some basic levels of healthcare coverage and that people don't have to scrap for, you know -- don't have to worry about having some catastrophic illness that will bankrupt them. it is not only them. we think of it in terms of individuals, but i can't tell you how often when i'm not doing or or thing, i come across people who are small business owners who complain about the high cost of healthcare benefits for employees and of course, we have seen what happened with the auto com
bucks -- assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. dave: listen to this concept, what if we take our politicians out of washington? away from lobbyist and away from each other, will they get more work done? and we are back with our political panel, who is actually tweeting for clayton mo
's power. medicare, medicaid, social security, all of -- all three. >> let's talk about that. how did they get there? they got there through cloture and they bought off individual citizens -- senators and in this case, the benefit is for a narrow interest. it does not serve the general welfare. i think any simple and clear-minded analysis would say that that in fact did injustice to any practical consideration of the welfare clause. gregg: you argue and mention just -- mentioned a second ago, you know, deals were cut to secure the vote. >> yes, sir. gregg: and you have argued in your op-ed that that runs afoul of the constitution. well, professor, doesn't nearly every spending bill in washington do precisely that? i mean, goodness, earmarks are slipped into just about every spending bill that -- and that is selective spending and advantages some states and disadvantages others, doesn't it? >> you are a lawyer and i would suggest that in this case this is a prime case that should be advanced to the supreme court to make a decision. let's say that there are things that have gotten under
on everything but medicare, medicaid, social security and national security. three, fiscal commission. though it would likely be a weaker version than what was defeated in the senate. the president mixed it up with republicans over the economy and the deficit at the house retreat yesterday in baltimore. at one point, mr. obama complained a question was an example of how hard is it to have a bipartisan conversation. here is another republican congressman's take on the meeting. >> i looked the president right in the eye and said i haven't been an obstructionist. you haven't been the one that has been following through. but that is the kind of dialogue we need. again, if we can get the house democrats to do the same thing, i think we'd make a lot of progress. >> mr. obama had another meeting with republicans this morning with a smaller crowd. former president george h.w. bush and his son jeb paid a call in the oval office. we're told it was a social call because mr. bush was in town for a meeting. julie? >> julie: caroline shively, thank you. now to haiti, where around a million people remain ho
debated openly and fairly. it will raise taxes, it will hurt medicare, it will destroy jobs and run our nation deeper into debt. i will work in the senate to put government back in the side of people who create jobs and the millions of people who need jobs. and remember, as president john f. kennedy
. they were so helpful and nice. they filed all the paperwork, and medicare and my insurance covered the cost. we can work directly with medicare or with your insurance company. we can even help with financing. if there's a way, we'll find it! so don't wait any longer, call the scooter store today. >>> president obama is getting ready for a big statement on the attempted bombing christmas day. he could have harsh things to say about where the ball was dropped. what security experts are saying about what let that suspect on the plane. >>> five straight days of frigid temperatures and record snow. long delays at airports. find out where things could get worse before they get better. >> the search intensifies for an 8-month-old baby from arizona whose mother says she gave him away to people in a park in san antonio. police are issuing a plea and promise. hi, everybody. still waiting to hear the president speak. that is coming up soon. i'm chuck roberts. a story just in. a vehicle under water in north carolina. pictures coming in from wtvd in tarboro, north carolina. the vehicle is under water. i
for three years. >> mr. obama plans to do that, without cutting spending to medicare, medicaid, social security, or national security. without freezing thoses costs, the savingss would amount to less than 1 percent of the deficit. it is the same plan president obama criticized john mccain for when republicans proposed it during presidential race. >> i really have concerns that what we have got is a president who has a great style, great ability to deliver an address, but may not have the ability to solve the problems, as long as he stays with the core values. >> president claims because of government intervention, about 2 million americans are working who would otherwise be unemployed. that number is hard to confirm. it comes from the president's own white house counsel is of economic advisers. non-partisan office pubs the number at 800000 and 2.4 million. >> i think what you heard the president say during the speech said he is absorbing what he is hearing from american people. the focus primary focus on jobs and specifically on how our small businesses are doing. >> president spent mo
. >> was paul ryan. paul ryan. paul ryan challenged the president on healthcare, budget, medicare. the president listened respectfully. they went back and forth a little bit. congressman from wisconsin, brilliant -- >> neil: and -- >> i think it was, i think it was good for everyone and the republican -- >> neil: you sold more books. you sold more books today. >> it's really about the american people. >> neil: you're good at what you do, frank. frank luntz, the master, the maestro. they welcome the mayor who wants the 9/11 trial to make the city the next big tourist attraction?  >> neil: well, new york city doesn't want him. the white house thinking about him. the next guy vying to host them. newbu newburgh, new york, mayor valentine says bring it to his city. you want them why? >> i think what happens is when first asked whether or not i want this to happen in the city of newburgh i hesitate and then i said yes. the reason why is we have a facility, brand new courthouse we played $22 million for. the city of newburgh is a poor place. and we could really use the economic sti
bush took was to a $1.3 trillion deficit with unpaid tax cuts for the wealthy and the medicare prescription drug program. change is not just about policies. in 2006, democrats promised to drain the swamp and back congress largely because the american people soured on corrupt republican leadership. many ethics reforms were put in place by democrats, and he goes on to finalize, run great campaigns. again, this will appear in the paper version tomorrow. i believe if if you go to "the washington post" website, it is already there online if you want to read the full text of it yourself. it's from david plouffe. he ran the 2008 obama-biden campaign. should ben bernanke be reconfirmed? atlanta, georgia, up next. republican line, antonio. you there? we're going to try antonio one more time. are you there, sir? don't believe he's there anymore. steve, good morning. caller: hello. host: hello. you're on. caller: yes, thank you. concerning ben bernanke being reconfirmed, i'm going to have to say that it doesn't really matter who is in charge as chairman of the federal reserve, because the
parkinsons or alzheimer's disease. >>> higher medicare payments may hurt the elderly and the economy. the money-saving strategy leads to fewer doctor visits and longer hospital stays which in turn drives up overall health care costs. the report involving nearly 900,000 seniors is one of the first to measure the impact of raising copayments for seniors. >>> whole foods has joined a list of companies offering discounts to employees who live a healthy lifestyle. it is set by guidelines established by the company. >> program works through a biometric screening where we do based on blood pressure, cholesterol and bmi levels to reward team members with different discounts off their grocery bill. >> reporter: employees who participate in the program have the opportunity to save money in addition to a 20% discount they already enjoy. basically the lower the employee's body mass index the higher the store discount will be up to 30%. >>> the nba commissioner makes a final decision on arenas punish and the capitals break away from a tie game by going on a scoring frenzy. highlights coming up in
-care system, they really steal from american taxpayers. they threaten the medicaid system, the medicare system, steal from private insurance and americans and the pain for it. >> they also discussed ways to identify bad billing practices and a barn anti-fraud techniques from private insurance companies -- and learn anti-fraud techniques from private insurance companies. >> in today's medical alert, some new mothers may have more difficulty nursing their babies if they are taking certain anti- depressant. doctors in cincinnati city have observed an act -- a lactation delay for moms taking sfri. it affects a chemical in the brain called serotonin. the land in the press are also regulated by serotonin. -- the glands in the breasts are also regulated by serotonin. winter weather can be really tough in so many ways and our skin can take a big hit with the cold, dry air making people dry and the cheap. -- and 80. . and itchy. >> it is no secret the wintry weather can wreak havoc on our skin. dermatologist dr. eric bernstein says the cold, dry air just sucks all the moisture right out of our bodies.
but i'm certainly not in favor of higher taxes, cutting medicare half a trillion, affecting medical coverage for veterans and basically having a one size fits all. so i know what i don't want. now i'm looking forwarding to reading the bills and coming up with a plan because if it's something the president feels is important, i'm certainly willing to look at it. >> brown also met today with senator john mccain of arizona. fellow republican mccain, the 2008 presidential nominee. he was an early backer of brown early this year endorsing him in his campaign bid and mccain praised the new senator. take a listen. >> senator brown represents, i think, the dreams and the hopes and the frustrations that americans feel today, and they want the kind of leadership that the commonwealth of massachusetts just sent us. i'm pleased to have been an early supporter, even though a bit foolish at the time. i am very proud of his success. he won his campaign because of who he is, primarily, first of all, the individual that he is that knows how to communicate with the people of his state. >> that's just
as proposed by the house democrats will save lives, will save money, will save jobs, and will save medicare. it is time to pass health care reform. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> request permission to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. wolf: i rise today to voice my strong support of google's intention to consider pulling out of china due to a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on its corporate infrastructure and email service. google is making a principle stand reminiscent of the companies that pulled out of apartheid south africa and fascist germany. "the washington post" today reported that google said it is eminent that a primary call on the attackers accessing the g-mail accounts of chinese human rights activists. they found the accounts of literally brave human rights advocates appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties. this is unconscionable but not surprising given china's long history of cracking down o
. but those mandatory programs include medicare, medicaid, social security and other programs that really do require billions upon billions of dollars. democrats say, look, you should not exempt the defense department as the president's proposed to do. there could be a lot of trims within that as well. republicans are not happy, either. so a measure of bipartisanship, i guess. not the kind the president would like to see. republicans say this is all just a drop in the bucket, something more dramatic has to be done about federal spending. so the president's budget out tomorrow. released a big ritual every year down at the government printing office. >> mike, what about the reaction to the president's televised back-and-forth with the gop? apparently new reaction this morning from the right? >> reporter: that's right. john boehner is the republican leader of the house. he was on stage with the president, that extraordinary encounter at baltimore when the president there you see him taking the stage, met with the entire house gop and answered questions for more than an hour. the talk is biparti
, a spending freeze on everything but medicaid, medicare, social security, and national security. and three, a fiscal commission. although it would likely be a weaker version than what got defeated in the senate. the president mixed it up with republicans over the economy and the deficit at their house retreat yesterday in baltimore. at one point, president obama complained the question was an example of how hard it is to have a bipartisan conversation. here is another republican congressman's take on the meet ing. >> i haven't been an obstructionist. you haven't been the one that's been following through. but that's the kind of dialogue we need. again, if we can get the house democrats to do the same thing, i think we'd make a lot of progress. >> mr. obama had another meeting with republicans this morning with a much maller crowd. george h.w. bush and his son jeb paid a call in the oval office. we're told it was a social call because mr. bush was in town for a meeting. rick? >> all right. thanks very much. >> we're going to go out to casey stegall in a little bit. we'll give you a tease. h
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like medicare, medicaid, defense spending, those programs that deal with security, a massive part of the federal budget deficit. it's said only 17% of the budget deficit is going to be exposed, 17% of the budget is going to be exposed to some of this spending freeze and republicans are saying look it's a drop in the bucket, it's not enough and democrats, including right up to speaker pelosi have said, why are you exempting the defense department. some of these programs should be cut as well. it's always a big fight, a big ritual surrounding the budget drop. it happens tomorrow morn across town at the government printing office, alex. >> timing of one of these reports, seems that the u.s. is increasing its anti-missile capability in the gulf to counter arraign yan iranian missile strikes in the region. >> they're letting it be known they're deploy something missile defense systems and other systems, including missiles borne aboard naval cruisers around the persian gulf areas, american allies in that area, to do two things. first of all to reassure them in the face of this emerging
defense and a lot of other mandatory spending on programs like medicaid and medicare doesn't add up to that much in terms of the percentage of the total budget. at any rate, yes, yesterday the white house revealed they will make some trims do consolidations. the federal government is a vast far-flung bureaucracy and all kinds of agencies tucked away, abandoned, people who deal with abandoned mines, brown fields, education programs that they feel are due milktive, they're going to trim and consolidate a lot of that altogether 120 programs and that's where they'll get the $120 billion that you're talking about, alex. overall the budget is still going to be very large and a lot of freeze and spending and some of the trims are not going to make people on both sides of the aisles happy. democrats are already talking about the fact that the defense spending is being exempted from the spending freeze and republicans look at the overall level of cuts and say this is a drop in the bucket, of course. the size of the government, the size of the deficit, the size of the budget is something repu
are entitlements. our budget is locked down with social security and medicare and medicaid bills that are unsustainable. if you try to solve these problems, the power of special- interest groups who are against whatever solution you put on the table has gone exponentially greater. can you imagine right in the united states constitution in today's environment -- can you imagine writing the united states constitution in today's environment? the power of money on the ability to find consensus on the hard things has gotten greater. i am not true that is going to hard decisions. i worry about this decision. >> we could not have gone the constitution if it had been negotiated on c-span. >> corporations do not want to be hated, for the most part. they have many ways to pour more money into the political process if they wanted to and they have chosen not to. to cross that line and suddenly decide that, as a corporation, i want to defeat lindsay gramm of north carolina and those corporations are in sentences co, boston, and new york city, that is -- are in san francisco, boston, and in ne
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